Delta APC Senator Omo-Agege Suspended
Senator Ovie Omo-Agege (APC) representing Delta Central Senatorial district has been suspended for 90 legislative days on Thursday.
The suspension followed the Senate Committee on Public Petitions, Ethics and Privileges which has investigated him over his comment that: “the reordered electoral timetable was referred at President Buhari.” recommended his suspension.
Senator Dino Melaye (APC), Kogi West who earlier raised a point of order against him explained that Omo-Agege’s comment at a press briefing has ridiculed the Senate and had deceived the public into believing that the Senate was against President Buhari.
Though, he apologised a week later, the rule demanded him to face disciplinary committee having been referred at a plenary.. The report which was submitted by the Committee Chairman, Senator Samuel Anyanwu explained that the erring lawmaker declined to speak to the Committee when he appeared.
According to the report, the erring lawmaker told the Committee that he has taken the matter to court already Senate leader, Ahmed Lawan in his personal opinion pleaded that he should not be suspended. However, Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki could not be dissuaded by pleas from Senator Ahmed Lawan and Senator Kabir Marafa. Saraki insisted that political leaders must be disciplined to serve as detterentnto others. He however reduced the suspension from 180 legislative days to 90.
Meanwhile, the report which was obtained by DAILY ASSET showed that his counterpart from. Delta state, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi representing Delta North Senatorial district also signed the report for his suspension.
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